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Predictions for 2017 – What lies ahead for the contact centre

With 2017 just around the corner what lies ahead for the contact centre? In this blog we would like to share some of our predictions for 2017. We will see an ongoing march towards self-service – Back in 2011, analyst Gartner predicted that by 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationship with the enterprise [...]

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The Case for Proactive Outbound Notifications in Healthcare Contact Centers

This post originally appeared at Healthcare Facilities Today As technology advances, contact centers need to keep evolving, especially in terms of being more customer-centric. In every sector, customers seek a more personalized experience, and most contact centers struggle to keep up with rising expectations for service. This is perhaps most evident in the healthcare sector, [...]

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CCaaS is The Smart Way to Solve Customer-Facing BPO Challenges

As companies’ omni-channel customer experience demands increase, savvy BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) providers are turning to the cloud to provide flexible and scalable contact center offerings. Aberdeen research found that customers having a wealth of information on competitors and expecting a consistent experience across all channels were the two main concerns keeping Customer Experience Management [...]

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Split Decision? – Fierce Debate Rages in Contact Centres across the Land as Poll Decision Nears

As we enter the last week of the EU referendum campaign, the overall decision remains on a knife edge – and it’s clear that across the contact centre industry, the choice of whether to stay or leave remains the focus for passionate and heated debate. A snapshot poll of a small sample of senior decision-makers [...]

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How Technology Can Increase Agent Productivity

Agent productivity has always been a key consideration for contact centres and technology can play a huge role in helping to achieve this. Here are just 3 ways that technology can deliver enhanced efficiency and drive up productivity.   1. Providing an effective interface to help agents handle interactions Businesses need to give contact centre [...]

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Proactive Outbound Communications – Helping Utilities Improve Customer Satisfaction

Empowered with more choices for energy consumption, consumers are no longer tied to a single regional provider. Recent trend analysis conducted across numerous Aberdeen Group studies shows that the percentage of energy and utility companies citing the need to improve customer satisfaction as a key objective has almost doubled between 2012 and 2015. To prevent [...]

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“Weathering the Storm” – How Contact Centres Can Protect Themselves

In Britain, we spend an unhealthy amount of time discussing the weather, but the horrendous storms of the past few months have wreaked havoc across the UK and the disastrous consequences are rightly dominating the headlines. The storms forced many people to abandon their homes and latest estimates suggest that it will be the wettest [...]

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“The Robots are Coming”… but are they really Taking over the Contact Centre?

According to a recent study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte, about 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years. We are already seeing growing use of robot agents and other forms of automated technology across all areas of business and commerce – and [...]

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Contact Center Service Provider (CCSP) estimated as the most widely-used global Cloud Contact Center Platform

DMG Consulting, founded by Donna Fluss, has long been one of my favorite analyst firms because of the depth and breadth of their understanding and expertise in the contact center (as well as other) application space. They are known for publishing very detailed, informative and comprehensive reports no matter the topic. That’s why we are [...]

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Rectify your call scripting mistakes in real time to improve performance

The use of scripts in the contact centre can bring businesses many benefits, reducing agent training time and helping eliminate errors and compliance issues; supporting better customer engagement while promoting consistency in customer service.  Yet, there are also many pitfalls in rolling out a call scripting strategy. And where businesses do get things wrong, they [...]

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